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Fresh Summertime Bow-Tie Ham Salad

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"I made up this recipe while trying to figure out a summer pasta salad to go with our kabobs that we were grilling. I threw in a little of this and a little of that and the family went nuts! To make this healthier, use fat-free mayonnaise and wheat pasta."
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1 h 35 m servings 711
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain.
  2. Toss ham chunks, tomatoes, yellow bell pepper, red bell pepper, orange bell pepper, green onions, garlic, black pepper, and salt together in a bowl.
  3. Stir drained bow-tie pasta and mayonnaise into the ham mixture.
  4. Sprinkle cilantro and Romano cheese over the pasta mixture; stir to combine.
  5. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 711 calories; 46.8 50.3 22.4 55 1352 Full nutrition

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Oh my gosh is this good! I made a couple minor tweaks to make this real-food friendly: I subbed 100% whole wheat pasta, used 1 can of diced tomatoes (drained very well) since tomatoes are not i...

Excellent! I added celery and used only bell pepper since I didn't have the other peppers. Will make it again. Thanks!

Very good! Many people asked for seconds. Thank you!